Many have asked me from time to time what the best gifts are for those that are blind or visually impaired and while I have a few suggestions, I think you will find that at the top of the list we all have the same favorites.
1. Pocket money brailler
A great gift for the blind or vision impaired is a pocket money brailler, that can mark bills from $1 to $100. It is small and compact and can be clipped to a keychain or slipped into a pocket. Average cost is around $7.
2. Hand-held braille labeler
Another nifty gift for around $25 is a hand-held braille labeler. Although the cost is around $25 it is a million-dollar life saver for the visually impaired.
3. Talking clock, watch and keychain
Talking clocks, watches and keychains also make great gifts and stocking stuffers. Prices start around $9 and go up from there. There are several items that will fit most budgets.
4. Braille dice and card
Braille dice and cards are a great gift for those who enjoy playing games with family and friends. Prices start around $5.
5. Talking and large print measuring cup
For those that love to cook, talking and large print measuring cups are sure to be a success.
6. Video magnifier
On the higher end of the scale are video magnifiers. These can help with everyday needs from reading the mail, pill bottles, menus to reading an entire book. There are several available on today’s market and the prices ranges from around $200 to over $1000. These have so many capabilities from the hand-held to the stationery.
7. Audio books
Audio books are on the top of the list for both the sighted and the visually impaired.
8. Daily use gadget
Scented candles and music are also great gifts and who doesn’t love a soft down comforter or fleece throw?
9. Gift card
Gift cards to a favorite restaurant or store make a great gift and that gift becomes even more special when the giver shares the dining or shopping experience with them.
There is no greater or more treasured gift than your time and that tops everyone’s list this holiday season.